Museum of Oriental Art

Museum of Oriental Art information

Location
Moscow , Russia
Address
Nikitsky bul 12a
Telephone
+7 495 495 691 0212
Getting there
Metro: Arbatskaya
More information
www.orientmuseum.ru
Prices
admission R300
Opening hours
11am-8pm Tue-Sun
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This impressive museum on the Boulevard Ring holds three floors of exhibits spanning the Asian continent. Of particular interest is the 1st floor, dedicated mostly to the Caucasus, Central Asia and North Asia (meaning the Russian republics of Cukotka, Yakutiya and Priamurie).

But the entire continent is pretty well represented, including the countries that were not part of the Russian or Soviet empires. The collection covers an equally vast time period, from ancient times through to the 20th century, including painting, sculpture and folk art. One unexpected highlight is a special exhibit on Nikolai Rerikh, the Russian artist and explorer who spent several years travelling and painting in Asia.